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WXOS
WXOS-FM 2009.png
City of license East St. Louis, Illinois
Broadcast area Greater St. Louis
Branding 101 ESPN
Slogan "St. Louis' Sports Station"
Frequency 101.1 MHz FM (HD Radio)
(also on HD Radio)
101.1-2 FM "Deep Tracks"
First air date Early 1960s
Format Sports talk
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 300.4 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 56512
Transmitter coordinates 38°28′56″N 90°23′53″W / 38.48222°N 90.39806°W / 38.48222; -90.39806
Former callsigns WMRY (?-1991)
WSNL (1991-1991)
WFXB (1991-1994
WVRV (1994-2006)
WMVN (2006-2008)[1]
Affiliations ESPN Radio
Owner Bonneville International
(Bonneville Holding Company)
Sister stations WIL, WARH
Webcast Listen Live
Website 101 ESPN

WXOS (101.1 FM) is a commercial radio station located in Creve Coeur, Missouri, broadcasting to the Greater St. Louis area. WXOS previously aired a hot AC/rhythmic contemporary music format (as "MOViN 101.1"), but on October 10, 2008, it switched to an all Christmas music station (becoming the second after WRHS for 2008 for the United States) as a prelude to transitioning to all-sports on January 1, 2009.[2]

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Current programming

WXOS, an ESPN Radio affiliate, carries Mike and Mike in the Morning, and other ESPN shows at night and weekends. Local shows includes Burwell and Company with Saint Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Bryan Burwell[3]. Afternoon drive is called "The Fast Lane" with market veterans Bob Ramsey and Randy Karraker and retired Rams defensive lineman D'Marco Farr. Weekend show hosts include KSDK Sports Director Rene Knott, Tom Casey, Brian Feldman (formerly of KMOX) and Brian Stull. Weekday local SportsCenter anchors were Tom Casey and Sara Dayley (formerly of KFNS), however in August 2009, Dayley left the station and was replaced by sports radio veteran Cliff Saunders.

It has won the radio rights to the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League beginning with the 2009 season. This ends a nine-year run on KLOU. It also acquired the rights to Saint Louis University basketball from KFNS. Play-by-play announcer Bob Ramsey joined WXOS after being suspended by KFNS from his afternoon show for broadcasting SLU games on WXOS. WXOS also airs the Bowl Championship Series, the World Series, the NBA Finals, and other events from ESPN Radio.

On April 6, 2009, lead St. Louis Post-Dispatch sports columnist Bernie Miklasz joined the station, hosting in the 11-2 timeslot with frequent, bringing with him contributors Joe Strauss and Jim Thomas and producer Ben Boyd. The midday show, hosted by Post-Dispatch columnist and ESPN The Sports Reporters personality Bryan Burwell and FSMidwest anchor Pat Parris, which previously aired from 10-2, will now go from 9-12. In November 2009, Parris was removed from the station, and Burwell will now host the early midday show from 9-11. As of January 10, 2010, Bob Stelton is Burwell's new co-host.

History

WXOS has adopted several call letters since it began airing in the early-1960s. Among them are WMRY and WSNL from the first sign-on until early-1991, WFXB from 1991 to 1994, WVRV from 1994 to 2006, WMVN from 2006 to 2008, and now WXOS[1]

MoViN' logo (2006-2008)

On September 8, 2006, at 11:00 am local time, WVRV ("the River 101") changed its format to "adult rhythmic hits from today, the 80s and 90s plus a sprinkling of rhythmic classics," and changed its nickname to MOViN 101.1, and adopted the slogan of "Makes You Feel Good." They were the fourth station to adopt the "MOViN" moniker, after KQMV/Seattle, KMVN-FM/Los Angeles and KYMV/Salt Lake City. The announcement was made with no prior notification to its on air personalities and they were dismissed on short notice, as is the norm in format switches. The station announced that it would go 90 days without personalities before DJs would be announced. Under the rhythmic adult contemporary format, it played dance and hot AC songs from the 1990s and 2000s.

The first on-air DJs were former Steve & DC castmember Jill Devine (10a-3p), Mysti (2-7p) and Raven Rush (7p-12mid) on December 15, 2006. On February 12, 2007, former KYKY morning show co-host Steph Duran, joined MOViN' for mornings. Prior to Y98, Duran had been at KZON and KUPD in Phoenix. She was joined on September 1, 2007 by co host Eric Schmidt. Schmidt had previously worked at WMVN sister station, WARH. A veteran of the St. Louis market he had also worked at WVRV, KPNT, WXTM, WMLL, KCLC, and KFAV. WMVN was programmed by Jules Riley, who also programs WARH.

Christmas 101.1 logo (2008)

After an economic-related shakeup on March 3, 2008, Mysti and Raven Rush were let go. Schmidt moved to the 2-7p slot and Steph Duran took a solo morning shift.

On September 22, 2008, it was announced that WMVN would flip to an all-sports format as of January 1, 2009, featuring a combination of local and ESPN Radio programming.[4] WMVN had been airing an all Christmas music format until the full format flip occurred.[2]

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